Tennant in New York? Bring It On!
Aug 24, 2008
I can’t tell yet if this is an honest-to-God real possibility yet or just speculation, but… there’s just the tiniest mention in this Times Online article that the RSC production of Hamlet starring Who’s David Tennant will be moving to New York after it finishes its British run! Here’s the squeeful quote: “And soon the Tennant effect will no longer be confined to Stratford-upon-Avon. The production moves to the Novello Theatre in London in December and, according to Gregory Doran, director of the Tennant Hamlet, there’s a possibility that the production will then move to New York.”
OK, so I don’t live anywhere near New York and it would cost me an arm and a leg to get there for Equus, let alone Hamlet, but… dang, that’s a heck of a lot closer than the British Isles. Would my family disown me if I tried to get there? Would I be branded for life as a nerd just for trying?
Maybe what I really need to do is find some legitimate, not-fangirly-at-all reason to go to New York, just when the show happens to be there. IF it comes there. That’s a big if.
Hey, if I could swing both shows in one weekend trip? That’d be gravy.
OK, never mind. I can totally live with my family branding me as a nerd. Who am I kidding? I don’t need a legitimate reason to go to New York. The chance to see my hero in person is a legitimate reason of its own.